Dot Hill Collaborates with Intel and Mellanox on New Offering for HPC

November 17, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, unveiled a new scale-out high performance Lustre file serving solution in collaboration with Intel for software and management and Mellanox for networking, here today in booth 3153 at SC14.

The Dot Hill parallel distributed file system solution provides a massively scalable and high performance infrastructure for use in a broad range of high performance computing (HPC) industries such as meteorology, simulation, oil & gas, life science, rich media and finance. The Lustre file system is scalable to hundreds of petabytes (PB) of storage across multiple storage arrays and servers. More than a terabyte per second (TB/s) of aggregate I/O throughput is possible with a properly sized configuration.

Aside from scaling to support hundreds of terabytes to petabytes of storage, the solution is unique in that it is built specifically to address the distinctive signature HPC workloads that consist of many nodes or threads performing sequential access of very large files; while the workload of the individual node or thread is sequential in nature, the composite workload of many nodes or threads causes the underlying access pattern to become highly randomized.

“Extreme data analysis and data modeling is being employed by scientists and technologists who are tasked with solving the world’s toughest issues. Dot Hill storage has been engineered to maintain high performance for randomized sequential workloads. Data storage systems must adapt to this dynamic landscape by offering solutions that provide density, scalability and performance, and yet are simple to manage and affordable,” said Bill Wuertz, senior vice president of products and solutions, Dot Hill.

The backbone of the solution is the Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN 4004 and newly launched Ultra56 AssuredSAN 4004 storage arrays, which are designed to support both high performance and reliability; two separate arrays function to preserve and manage access to both meta and primary data. The Ultra48 AssuredSAN 4004 provides high performance small form factor SSD and disk drives, which are ideal for metadata operations; and the Ultra56 AssuredSAN 4004 supports up to 1.3PB with both flash and high capacity large form factor drives, which are ideal for Lustre’s OST data. Adaptive caching technologies are employed to accommodate dozens and even hundreds of independent streams of data without degrading overall throughput – critical for reliable, high performance data streaming. In addition, the proven 99.999 percent availability of AssuredSAN products virtually eliminates downtime.

The Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software provides the high performance distributed file system and namespace component of the solution, which supports bandwidth, performance and scaling above and beyond traditional storage technology. The Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software includes a rich set of management tools and a unified namespace, eliminating the need to micromanage storage pools.

“High performance computing is a powerful competitive advantage for today’s enterprises. Today, maximizing investments in HPC is measured in application-level performance, which requires proven scale-out storage solutions to overcome the limited performance and limited productivity common to most storage solutions today. Purpose-built for very high speed at massive scale, Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software makes storage simpler to manage and more productive,” said Brent Gorda, general manager of Intel’s High Performance Data Division.

Mellanox InfiniBand high-speed networking components and infrastructure support enhanced data rates up to 100Gbps, which is the highest throughput and lowest latency interconnect available on the market today. In addition, Mellanox network solutions utilize remote direct memory access (RDMA) protocols to make ultra-efficient use of computing resources. Using RDMA over InfiniBand, data transfer latencies can be reduced by more than 90 percent and CPU efficiencies can by elevated up to 96 percent.

Key Benefits of the Dot Hill Scale-Out, High Performance Lustre File Serving Solution

The solution provides exceptional scalability, linear performance, high availability and data protection. Read more about the solution.

  • Scalability is simplified through the addition of storage modules as needed to expand to petabytes of usable capacity. Each individual storage module can be configured with as much as 576TB of raw capacity
  • Performance of up to 6GB/s throughput is achieved with each individual storage module, and scaled linearly with added modules. InfiniBand network paths deliver up to 56Gbps throughput to each compute node.
  • High availability is supported through redundant fail-over components as well as the ability to distribute the file system across multiple servers.
  • Protection of valuable data sets is achieved through the use of enterprise-class components and drives, along with RAID technology.

About Dot Hill

Leveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot Hill solves many of today’s most challenging storage problems – helping IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations, and reduce costs. Dot Hill’s solutions combine breakthrough software with the industry’s most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Source: Dot Hill

Subscribe to HPCwire's Weekly Update!

Be the most informed person in the room! Stay ahead of the tech trends with industy updates delivered to you every week!

Summit Achieves 445 Petaflops on New HPL-AI Benchmark

June 19, 2019

Summit -- the world's the top-ranking supercomputer -- has been used to test-drive a new AI-targeted Linpack benchmark, called HPL-AI. Traditionally, supercomputer performance is measured using the High-Performance Li Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

By the Numbers: For the HPC Industry, These Are the Good Old Days

June 18, 2019

For technology vendors in HPC and HPC-related markets driven by increased demand for AI, enterprise and exascale solutions, this is the best of times – with better times likely in the offing. HPC analyst firm Hyperion Research took the occasion of its semi-annual HPC market update breakfast today in Frankfurt... Read more…

By Doug Black

Top500 Purely Petaflops; US Maintains Performance Lead

June 17, 2019

With the kick-off of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this morning, the 53rd Top500 list made its debut, and this one's for petafloppers only. The entry point for the new list is 1.022 petaf Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPE Extreme Performance Solutions

HPE and Intel® Omni-Path Architecture: How to Power a Cloud

Learn how HPE and Intel® Omni-Path Architecture provide critical infrastructure for leading Nordic HPC provider’s HPCFLOW cloud service.

For decades, HPE has been at the forefront of high-performance computing, and we’ve powered some of the fastest and most robust supercomputers in the world. Read more…

IBM Accelerated Insights

Avoid AI Redo’s by Starting with the Right Infrastructure

Do you know if you have the right infrastructure for AI? Many organizations don’t have it. In a recent IDC survey, “77.1% of respondents say they ran into one or more limitations with their AI infrastructure on-premise and 90.3% ran into compute limitations in the cloud.” Read more…

Nvidia Embraces Arm, Declares Intent to Accelerate All CPU Architectures

June 17, 2019

As the Top500 list was being announced at ISC in Frankfurt today with an upgraded petascale Arm supercomputer in the top third of the list, Nvidia announced its intention to make Arm a full citizen in the processing arch Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Summit Achieves 445 Petaflops on New HPL-AI Benchmark

June 19, 2019

Summit -- the world's the top-ranking supercomputer -- has been used to test-drive a new AI-targeted Linpack benchmark, called HPL-AI. Traditionally, superco Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

By the Numbers: For the HPC Industry, These Are the Good Old Days

June 18, 2019

For technology vendors in HPC and HPC-related markets driven by increased demand for AI, enterprise and exascale solutions, this is the best of times – with better times likely in the offing. HPC analyst firm Hyperion Research took the occasion of its semi-annual HPC market update breakfast today in Frankfurt... Read more…

By Doug Black

Top500 Purely Petaflops; US Maintains Performance Lead

June 17, 2019

With the kick-off of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this morning, the 53rd Top500 list made its debut, and this one's for petafl Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Embraces Arm, Declares Intent to Accelerate All CPU Architectures

June 17, 2019

As the Top500 list was being announced at ISC in Frankfurt today with an upgraded petascale Arm supercomputer in the top third of the list, Nvidia announced its Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Jack Wells Joins OpenACC; Arm Support Coming

June 17, 2019

Perhaps the most significant ISC19 news for OpenACC wasn’t in its official press release yesterday which touted growing user traction and the notable addition Read more…

By John Russell

DDN Launches EXA5 for AI, Big Data, HPC Workloads

June 17, 2019

DDN, for two decades competing at the headwaters of high performance storage, this morning announced an enterprise-oriented end-to-end high performance storage Read more…

By Doug Black

Final Countdown to ISC19: What to See

June 13, 2019

If you're attending the International Supercomputing Conference, taking place in Frankfurt next week (June 16-20), you're either packing, in transit, or are alr Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The US Global Weather Forecast System Just Got a Major Upgrade

June 13, 2019

The United States’ Global Forecast System (GFS) has received a major upgrade to its modeling capabilities. The new dynamical core that has been added to the G Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

High Performance (Potato) Chips

May 5, 2006

In this article, we focus on how Procter & Gamble is using high performance computing to create some common, everyday supermarket products. Tom Lange, a 27-year veteran of the company, tells us how P&G models products, processes and production systems for the betterment of consumer package goods. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Cray, AMD to Extend DOE’s Exascale Frontier

May 7, 2019

Cray and AMD are coming back to Oak Ridge National Laboratory to partner on the world’s largest and most expensive supercomputer. The Department of Energy’s Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Graphene Surprises Again, This Time for Quantum Computing

May 8, 2019

Graphene is fascinating stuff with promise for use in a seeming endless number of applications. This month researchers from the University of Vienna and Institu Read more…

By John Russell

Why Nvidia Bought Mellanox: ‘Future Datacenters Will Be…Like High Performance Computers’

March 14, 2019

“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a phone briefing on Monday after Nvidia revealed scooping up the high performance networking company Mellanox for $6.9 billion. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AMD Verifies Its Largest 7nm Chip Design in Ten Hours

June 5, 2019

AMD announced last week that its engineers had successfully executed the first physical verification of its largest 7nm chip design – in just ten hours. The AMD Radeon Instinct Vega20 – which boasts 13.2 billion transistors – was tested using a TSMC-certified Calibre nmDRC software platform from Mentor. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

It’s Official: Aurora on Track to Be First US Exascale Computer in 2021

March 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy along with Intel and Cray confirmed today that an Intel/Cray supercomputer, "Aurora," capable of sustained performance of one exaf Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Deep Learning Competitors Stalk Nvidia

May 14, 2019

There is no shortage of processing architectures emerging to accelerate deep learning workloads, with two more options emerging this week to challenge GPU leader Nvidia. First, Intel researchers claimed a new deep learning record for image classification on the ResNet-50 convolutional neural network. Separately, Israeli AI chip startup Hailo.ai... Read more…

By George Leopold

The Case Against ‘The Case Against Quantum Computing’

January 9, 2019

It’s not easy to be a physicist. Richard Feynman (basically the Jimi Hendrix of physicists) once said: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourse Read more…

By Ben Criger

Leading Solution Providers

SC 18 Virtual Booth Video Tour

Advania @ SC18 AMD @ SC18
ASRock Rack @ SC18
DDN Storage @ SC18
HPE @ SC18
IBM @ SC18
Lenovo @ SC18 Mellanox Technologies @ SC18
NVIDIA @ SC18
One Stop Systems @ SC18
Oracle @ SC18 Panasas @ SC18
Supermicro @ SC18 SUSE @ SC18 TYAN @ SC18
Verne Global @ SC18

TSMC and Samsung Moving to 5nm; Whither Moore’s Law?

June 12, 2019

With reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TMSC) and Samsung are moving quickly to 5nm manufacturing, it’s a good time to again ponder whither goes the venerable Moore’s law. Shrinking feature size has of course been the primary hallmark of achieving Moore’s law... Read more…

By John Russell

Intel Launches Cascade Lake Xeons with Up to 56 Cores

April 2, 2019

At Intel's Data-Centric Innovation Day in San Francisco (April 2), the company unveiled its second-generation Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) family and debuted it Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cray – and the Cray Brand – to Be Positioned at Tip of HPE’s HPC Spear

May 22, 2019

More so than with most acquisitions of this kind, HPE’s purchase of Cray for $1.3 billion, announced last week, seems to have elements of that overused, often Read more…

By Doug Black and Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Embraces Arm, Declares Intent to Accelerate All CPU Architectures

June 17, 2019

As the Top500 list was being announced at ISC in Frankfurt today with an upgraded petascale Arm supercomputer in the top third of the list, Nvidia announced its Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Arm Unveils Neoverse N1 Platform with up to 128-Cores

February 20, 2019

Following on its Neoverse roadmap announcement last October, Arm today revealed its next-gen Neoverse microarchitecture with compute and throughput-optimized si Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Announcing four new HPC capabilities in Google Cloud Platform

April 15, 2019

When you’re running compute-bound or memory-bound applications for high performance computing or large, data-dependent machine learning training workloads on Read more…

By Wyatt Gorman, HPC Specialist, Google Cloud; Brad Calder, VP of Engineering, Google Cloud; Bart Sano, VP of Platforms, Google Cloud

In Wake of Nvidia-Mellanox: Xilinx to Acquire Solarflare

April 25, 2019

With echoes of Nvidia’s recent acquisition of Mellanox, FPGA maker Xilinx has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Solarflare Communications, provider Read more…

By Doug Black

Nvidia Claims 6000x Speed-Up for Stock Trading Backtest Benchmark

May 13, 2019

A stock trading backtesting algorithm used by hedge funds to simulate trading variants has received a massive, GPU-based performance boost, according to Nvidia, Read more…

By Doug Black

  • arrow
  • Click Here for More Headlines
  • arrow
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Share This